Sunday, 30 June 2013

Winning results - Townsville Show

After an exhausting two weeks of Judging, and hanging the exhibits for the Townsville Show, it's all done.  Last Thursday night was the Presentation evening, and there was a fabulous show up.
Some of our sponsors were there to present their prizes, and I was honored to be presented with the Innovative Champion Trophy by Jean Grove for my CQJP 2012 Crazy Patchwork Christmas Tree Skirt. 
To add more icing on the cake, I received 3 firsts and 2 seconds for my 8 entries. The three first's were for my gold beetle, Cheerful Fluttering's and my Crazy Patch thread roll.  The seconds were for my 'Doris' and Goldwork Poinsettia flower.

Getting a first for my beetle was a wonderful surprise and just adds to the excitement that little bug has created. Not to say I'm not excited about my other pieces, but he is something special to me now.  I am also over the moon about the tree skirt, it's amazing how many men have actually stopped and looks and oohed and aahed at it, very exciting.
After the show is finished I will post the winning champions.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Time for the 'Show' - The Townsville Show

Boy oh Boy has this year flown by, it's already half way done and that means it's Show time.

The entries are in, Judged and are now being hung for public viewing...... Can't tell you winners yet, that would spoil the surprise......

Our smiling judges with me (Chief Steward). 

Our small group of hangers, Leisa (on the ladder) organizes all the hanging, and does a fantastic job.  We had a great representation from St Mary's College here in Townsville, nearly 150 items for entered by their students.  This is the year 8 bags being hung.
 Barb, our judge from Gladstone, judged the Schools section, Judy in the background as her assistant.

 Kim from Brisbane, judged the Quilting, senior sewing, bears and dolls.  Lyn in the background was her helper, along with Helga and Veronica.
 Lyn (r) judged the Knitting, Crochet, Hand embroidery and Cross Stitch sections, she was helped by Kath and Veronica.
 Yvonne and Deborah, from Cairns judged everything else.
Thank you Judges for a job well done.

More in the next few days after everything is hung, and Presentation night over....

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

3 French Hens.....

Finally got to work on block three of the CQJP 2013 project.  On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, three french hens....
 This is the block with the hen ornament. 

And then removed to show three more french hens. The three silver charms I purchased on Norfolk Island in February, the three buttons I got from Sunlit Blooms sewing, my local shop, just perfect.
Felt made Hen, fit's nicely in place.

Now onto 4 Cally birds...... gosh more birds..... did you know the first four days are all birds....


Monday, 10 June 2013

Stumpwork DYOB (Do Your own block) - Beth's block

For some reason it seemed to take forever to finish this block, I guess it's because I have had so much on lately.  Hopefully it will slow down after the next four weeks.

Here is my work on Beth's block.
 Plus close ups

Now back to work on catching up on my CQJP blocks... no 3...   Arlene